• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000840

Balcony of troopers’ ward, 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia

  • Repository Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
  • Reference ART02815
  • Date Range 1919 - 1919
  • Description

    Framed: 41.3 x 54.5 cm; unframed: 32 x 45.6 cm Oil and pencil on wood panel An unidentified Light Horse trooper is featured in a balcony ward of 14 Australian General Hospital. There is a bed by the window screened with portable screens and a nurse is standing at the foot of the bed (the way her veil is tied suggests that she is a volunteer nurse rather that a fully qualified nursing sister). The nurse is Mrs G. A. Aumuller. The Light Horse trooper is dressed in the standard royal-blue dress with a white shirt and a red neck tie issued to convalescents. He is standing coyly, holding his hat in his hand. This work was painted between mid-April and 25 May 1919 at Abbassia in Egypt, during the six weeks that Lambert was in hospital suffering from dysentery.

  • Formats Painting

Related entries

  • Primary Subject
    • Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) (1902 - 1948)